Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

84th Tablescape - Table for Two!

A wonderful surprise this week - my wonderful husband is working from home!  So in honor of having him home for 3 meals a day as opposed to the usual 3 days of the week.  I set a romantic table for two using these beautiful plates made in Italy.

Ran the runner across the middle

Choose green to be the complimenting color for this white set.

You can't help but fall in love with these plates.  They are San Marco, made in Italy.  I found 8 pieces (only) at St. Vincent DePaul's thrift store, they were marked $10 - I negotiated them down to $3 for the set of 8.

The plates are square, and the bowls are oval with one large side - almost like a handle.

The raised grapes, vines and leaves are sutle with dramatic detail.

The makers marks are engraved in the bottom - not stamped.

I used one of the square bowls for the center piece, you can see the handle like detail of the sides.

Always try to place a feature plate or platter that ties in with the tablescape - thought this Fitz & Floyd - Winter Garden plate was appropriate for the season - and the reason!

People always ask me "do you actually use your dishes, sit at the set table?"  We absolutely do - there is not a piece of china, silver, glassware or stemware that has not been used and reused in our home.  Firm believer in "use your good dishes - wear your red dress".......

So dinner tonight is:  Ginger/Soy shrimp, steamed asparagus, sliced potatoes sauteed with red onions and salad.  Dinner was delicious!

As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember: "Around the world - - life is best around the table". Thanks for visiting & please leave some encouraging words!


  1. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablescape for two is beautiful with your gorgeous dishes from Italy... You did a lovely job putting this all together for your Romantic dinner with your Hubby good for you.
    I have you on my sidebar. come see me.
    XXOO Diane

  2. Your dishes from Italy are absolutely beautiful and your food looks yummy too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!